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Just flew through its MOT this morning.

Ordered two replacement reversing sensors off eBay for 30 total inc P&P which isn't bad compared to AR price. I'll fit these next week.

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How's the wheel/bearing, S?
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The new one is brill. Smooth & silent. The other unchanged one seems slightly noisy by comparison so got a new one to pop on when I get 5 mins.

The new plugs at service have made a huge difference to the running too
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like new again

Just washed and polished exterior ready for the winter.
1) Washed with Car Plan Wash & Wax
2) Filled in stone chips etc. with Turtle Wax Chipstick
3) Went over stone chips with lots of Turtle Wax Color Magic
4) Polished the whole car with Auto Glym Super Resin Polish
5) Polished the whole car again with Auto Glym Extra Gloss Protection.

The car now looks the best it's ever looked since I purchased it, so had to take it for a joyride to Loughborough and back. I would like to say it attracted lots of admiring looks, but it got no more than usual (which is a lot)

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Just washed and polished exterior ready for the winter.
1) Washed with Car Plan Wash & Wax
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The car now looks the best it's ever looked since I purchased it, so had to take it for a joyride to Loughborough and back. I would like to say it attracted lots of admiring looks, but it got no more than usual (which is a lot)
Oh no... now I want it even more mate! she's a stunner!
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Replaced glowplugs
Cleaned out throttle body
Cleaned out MAF

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Replaced Air Filter with long life ITG item (betting it hasn't been changed for a while!)
Replaced MAP sensor

(this is a 115K car)

Also had the EGR physically blanked off and the DPF scraped out and the ECU re-mapped by Angel Tuning.
The state of the DPF caused me to have all this work done today.
Can honestly feel a difference and teh computer is showing some startling fuel consumption - will do the maths when I finish the tank (currently looking at 600+miles at motorway speeds!)

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It's unreal how much gunk accumulates. Reasons not to buy a diesel ey? But then all cleaned up and bypassed etc= reasons to buy a diesel.
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New Richbrook valve caps came today Replaces the cheap logo ones on there now (which have faded).
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Gary, how easy/difficult is it to get the throttle body and MAF out to give a good clean?
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Very easy with this guide http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...clean-out.html
MaF is total doddle too, you just need se c clip pliers and torx keys
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Very easy with this guide http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...clean-out.html
MaF is total doddle too, you just need se c clip pliers and torx keys
Amazing thanks dude.
I know what I'll be doing in a couple of weeks...
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Replaced Air Filter with long life ITG item (betting it hasn't been changed for a while!)
Replaced MAP sensor

(this is a 115K car)

Also had the EGR physically blanked off and the DPF scraped out and the ECU re-mapped by Angel Tuning.
The state of the DPF caused me to have all this work done today.
Can honestly feel a difference and teh computer is showing some startling fuel consumption - will do the maths when I finish the tank (currently looking at 600+miles at motorway speeds!)
Loads of gunk in there!
I cleaned off my MAP sensor 30k ago, with my EGR blanked, the good news is it's only got a think layer of black oil on it, so all that good work you have done with the inlet and MAP will last a long time. Ned from Autolusso also reckons it starts to clean itself (i.e the manifold) once you have the EGR blanked.
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Loads of gunk in there!
I cleaned off my MAP sensor 30k ago, with my EGR blanked, the good news is it's only got a think layer of black oil on it, so all that good work you have done with the inlet and MAP will last a long time. Ned from Autolusso also reckons it starts to clean itself (i.e the manifold) once you have the EGR blanked.
Probably another stupid question (I'm full of them), is it easy to blank of the EGR?
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Probably another stupid question (I'm full of them), is it easy to blank of the EGR?
There are loads of threads on it! It's a piece of urine. Literally two bolts. Best 3.45 you will ever spend on your car. Have a look at this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29JG...Iipd0edvljsscX

The only downside is a full blank will raise an engine light (but will not cause limp), you can buy an EGR restrictor instead (the blanking plate with a small hole in it), this will give most of the benefit without the light (most people seem to start with one of these! They realise the benefits and move to a full blank lol )

If you want the fully blank you will need a dongle or a map (do a search on the subject).

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EGR-blanki...item258ed1e204

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There are loads of threads on it! It's a piece of urine. Literally two bolts. Best 3.45 you will ever spend on your car. Have a look at this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29JG...Iipd0edvljsscX

The only downside is a full blank will raise an engine light (but will not cause limp), you can buy an EGR restrictor instead (the blanking plate with a small hole in it), this will give most of the benefit without the light (most people seem to start with one of these! They realise the benefits and move to a full blank lol )

If you want the fully blank you will need a dongle or a map (do a search on the subject).

Link to EGR restrictor plate:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EGR-blanki...item258ed1e204
Thanks bud, another mod for me to look at. Can FiatEcuScan delete the egr to stop the light coming on? I'm thinking about getting a cable and the software and have a play.
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Thanks bud, another mod for me to look at. Can FiatEcuScan delete the egr to stop the light coming on? I'm thinking about getting a cable and the software and have a play.
Nope, can't do, would need a map or a fixitsan dongle (which simply deletes the fault code every time you switch off the engine!).
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Nope, can't do, would need a map or a fixitsan dongle (which simply deletes the fault code every time you switch off the engine!).
Perhaps I'll just start with the EGR restriction plate to start with an see how I get on.
After that and a good clean hopefully will see some better MPG
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Took it down to AHM today to get a nut&bolt check done. As suspected, after 115K, most of the suspension is Fubar
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